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Back to August 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education, Glenn Beck and Kyle Olson, Threshold Editions, 2014, $14.99 Conform states that thanks to unions, “most teachers get a raise … Continue reading

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Back to July 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, Matthew B. Crawford, Penguin Books, 2009, $16.00. Shop Class as Soulcraft offers a compelling look at education and career … Continue reading

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Back to June 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism, Kristine Barnett, Random House, 2013, $16.00 Jacob Barnett’s mother was told that the best she could hope for from her … Continue reading

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Back to May 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Hyperion, 2013, $24.99 After the death of a New Jersey music teacher, whose instructional … Continue reading

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Back to April 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups: A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back, Sally B. Raymond, et al., Heritage Community Services, 2012, $34.95. Sex, Lies, and Hook Ups is written by Heritage … Continue reading

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Back to March 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education, John Owens, Source Books, 2013, $13.99 John Owens worked from 5 a.m. to 10 … Continue reading

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Back to February 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Getting to Excellence: What Every Educator Should Know about Consequences of Beliefs, Values, Attitudes, and Paradigms for the Reconstruction of an Academically Unacceptable Middle School, by James A. Johnson, Jr., … Continue reading

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Back to January 2014 Ed Reporter Book of the Month The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core, Terrence O. Moore, CreateSpace, 2013, $15.00. The Story-Killers describes the numerous flaws of Common Core in an exposé of the central … Continue reading

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Back to December 2013 Ed Reporter Book of the Month Why Teach?: In Defense of Real Education, Mark Edmundson, Bloomsbury USA, 2013, $24.00 When Mark Edmundson was in high school, a transformative teacher happened into his life. “He mocked us, … Continue reading

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Back to November 2013 Ed Reporter Book of the Month The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System, by Ron Paul, Grand Central Publishing, 2013, $23.00. Ron Paul is a homeschool advocate who offers an offbeat answer … Continue reading